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minister and chancellor angela merkel, we heard a lot of talk about that possible free-trade agreement between the eu and the u.s. we heard john kerry in your report just they're talking about jobs, jobs, jobs. there appears to be a great deal of economic pressure on both sides of the atlantic driving some motivation toward a possible free trade deal, but again, there were other foreign policy issues, including afghanistan and, particularly, syria on the agenda. >> what about this free trade deal? >> there is talk right now of actually getting negotiations going formally sometime this coming summer. within two years, that is the time frame they are talking about, officials right now, of having some sort of deal in place, but there are huge hurdles on the way. there's been talk of a free- trade agreement for a long time. many people thought it would be dead. it appears to be revived with great economic pressure to get it going. >> thank you very much for that. >> last year, the white house announced a big strategic shift, what it calls it pivot to asia, as a response to the rise of chin
. that same day, florida governor rick scott appoints angela curry to lead a special investigation. the next day, president obama speaks publicly about the case for the first time. >> if i had a son, he'd look like trayvon. >> reporter: march 24th, a new black pan per that's right offers a $10,000 reward for zimmerman's capture. two days later, trayvon martin rallies are held across the country demanding zimmerman's arrest. april 11, zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder and turns himself in. bond is set at $150,000 and three days later, he walks out of jail in the middle of the night only to return six weeks later when a judge revokes his bond after prosecutors say zimmerman and his wife lied about being poor at his bond hearing, failing to mention hundreds of thousands of donated dollars from supporters. this time zimmerman's wife is also arrested, charged with perjury. july 6th, zirmmmmerman's releas now on $1 million bond and goes into hiding. zimmerman appears on fox news. >> is there anything you might do differently in retrospect, now that time passed a little bit? >> no, sir
on the ground for president assad. >> today kerry is in berlin meeting with angela merkel. while there, he will also hold a key meeting with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov to discuss the civil war in syria that has killed over 70,000 people. he will also discuss another major foreign policy challenge, iran. a fresh round of talks begins today in kazakhstan between the islamist regime and the u.s. and other world powers. joining us now to discuss this and so much more, former secretary of -- former assistant secretary of state p.j. crowley. it is always great to have you on our program. especially as our new secretary of state begins his world tour. >> thanks, alex. >> so let's talk, first, about, you know, in whose footsteps john kerry will follow. there is that politico report saying he is sort of exerting himself perhaps more than the obama white house thought he would given the fact that he is determining his own itinerary. we have long discussed this so-called pivot to asia. john kerry is not starting in asia, but is, of course, starting across the atlantic. >> well, he gave a
to germany. america's top diplomat met with german leaders earlier today including chancellor angela merkel and the foreign minister. he also spoke to a group of german students and raised some eye blows with his comments about tolerance and freedom of religion in america. >> in america, you have a right to be stupid if you want to be. and you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. and we tolerate it. we somehow make it through that. now, i think that's a virtue. i think that's something worth fighting for. >> after germany, kerry will head to france as part of his tour through europe and the middle east. it's his first overseas trip as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in the next week and a half. >>> in just about an hour, the bitter battle to confirm chuck hagel as defense secretary could come to an end. for the first time in history the senate filibustered his nomination, holding up his conversation for more than a week. but some of his most vocal opponents now say they will support the former republican senator. lawmakers will vote at noon. if
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